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Phlebotomy/ Medical Laboratory Assistant [Certificate]

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The Program – Phlebotomy/Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate

Career Pathways: Medical Assistant ATS Degree, Medical Laboratory Technology AAS Degree, Nursing AAS Degree

Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.  Medical Laboratory Assistants are able to perform a variety of tasks within the medical laboratory including waived and point-of-care testing and quality assurance. They typically work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, physician offices, and other health care facilities.

The demand for certified Phlebotomists is growing much faster than average.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this field is projected to grow 25% through 2024. (BLS January 2016)  The External Certificate Exam is available through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Registry.

Important Information for Program

What you’ll learn

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the health care delivery system, medical terminology, and basic understanding of anatomy and physiology and anatomic terminology.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of age-specific or psycho-social considerations involved in the performance of phlebotomy procedures on various age groups of patients.
  • Follow standard operating procedures to collect specimens via venipuncture and capillary puncture.
  • Prepare blood and body fluid specimens for analysis according to standard operating procedures.
  • Prepare/reconstitute reagents, standards, and controls according to standard operating procedures.
  • Follow established quality assurance and quality control protocol
  • Demonstrate knowledge of aseptic techniques, infection control, and safety in the collection and processing of specimens that minimize risk to patients, self, and others.
  • Perform CLIA-waived and Point-of-Care testing, perform patient screenings, and vital sign measurements.
  • Identify and report potential pre-analytical errors that may occur during specimen collection, labeling, transporting, and processing.
  • Apply knowledge of local, federal, and state health care legislation such as proper documentation and reporting, performing within legal and ethical boundaries, and applying HIPAA rules in regard to privacy and release of information.
  • Recognize and problem solve situations related to the medical lab environment.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct and apply legal, social, and ethical responsibilities within the health care environment.

External Certification

Students who complete the program are eligible to take the PBT certification exam (Route 2) offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists website www.ascp.org/. Eligibility for the Medical Laboratory Assistant certification requires PBT certification and one year of full-time experience as a lab assistant  (Route 5) through ASCP.

Application Process
Limited Enrollment

To apply for the Phlebotomy/Medical Laboratory Assistant program, applicants must have:

  1. MTC Application for Admission including application fee and final high school transcript.
  2. A minimum 2.0 accumulative grade point average (on 4 scale) in high school or college-level courses (whichever is most recent).
  3. Successful completion of the ACT or Basic Skills Assessment (Next Generation ACCUPLACER) in reading, writing, mathematics (statistics pathway), and Technology Skills Test (TST). College foundation courses are available to help you meet specialized program admission requirements. College transfer credit may also be used with a grade of C or better.
  4. Completed Phlebotomy/Medical Laboratory Assistant application packet available by request or online on MTC’s website.
  5. Completion of a successful criminal background check and a successful drug screen. Students admitted into the program are required to submit to a criminal background check facilitated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and identification. Students with a certain felony, misdemeanor, or drug-related arrests will be ineligible for admission into the program.
  6. The applicant must read the Medical Science Student Handbook. A listing of requirements, policies, and procedures for the program is available in the Student Handbook located on MTC’s website.

For More Information, Contact:

Admission Office
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740.389.4636

Would you like to play an important role in health care and work with a diverse group of patients? If you’re comfortable with blood, needles, attention to detail and can communicate well, employment is expected to grow and has been ranked as one of the top 100 jobs by US News and World Report.

Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.  Medical Laboratory Assistants are able to perform a variety of tasks within the medical laboratory including waived and point-of-care testing and quality assurance.  They typically work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, physician offices, and other health care facilities.

The demand for certified Phlebotomists is growing much faster than average.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this field is projected to grow 25% through 2024. (BLS January 2016) Due to the shortage of Medical Laboratory Technicians and Scientists, hospitals are hiring phlebotomists/lab assistants to perform clinical duties within the laboratory.

Your Degree

After completing this program, you will receive a phlebotomy certificate from Marion Technical College and will be eligible to take your certification exam through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

What You’ll Learn

Our instructors will teach you how to collect blood specimens for tests, transfusion, research, or blood donation.  You will learn to work with patients and health care professionals, deal with adverse reactions, and use good organizational skill to label and enter samples as well as protect patient privacy. You will also learn to assist medical laboratory technicians and scientists in the laboratory by preparing reagents, performing quality control, and performing basic laboratory testing.

External Certification

Students who complete the program are eligible to take the PBT certification exam (Route 2) offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists website www.ascp.org. Eligibility for the Medical Laboratory Assistant certification requires PBT certification and one year of full time experience as a lab assistant (Route 5) through ASCP.

For More Information, Contact:

The Office of Admissions
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740-389-4636

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